Exclusive: Pundit suggests Rangers working on contract deal in Ibrox transfer claim

Jackie McNamara claims that Rangers are working try to tie down Wes Foderingham to a new deal before pursuing any new goalkeepers at Ibrox.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Scotland international says that the Light Blues need to make sure they have quality backup behind first-choice shot-stopper Allan McGregor and that they would likely want to keep their current option if possible.

The English keeper penned a one-year extension to his existing contract back in 2017, meaning he is set to become a free agent at the end of the current season.

With the January transfer window offering the final opportunity for Steven Gerrard to cash in on Foderingham before he leaves for nothing, McNamara says that he expects the club to try keep him at Ibrox.

McNamara told Football Insider: “I think Rangers obviously will try to tie up Foderingham first and then if it doesn’t come through they’ll try and move for somebody else.

“Obviously the form of McGregor has made it difficult for him to get the opportunity. Obviously they’ll want to keep him there but if he doesn’t they’ll want to move him on, if he’s not happy to sign a new deal.

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“They do need backup – Celtic’s got three keepers there of real quality – so they need cover like most clubs.”

Foderingham, 28, has played just four times for the Light Blues this season, Gerrard opting to use McGregor for the majority of their fixtures.

The former Swindon shot-stopper has a total of 142 appearances under his belt since arriving at Ibrox, keeping 55 clean sheets and conceding 144 goals.

In other Rangers news, McNamara was left raving over a game-changing talent in the win over Porto.